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El Cardenal Alameda

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70 Juarez Avenue | at Hilton Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55186632
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 74
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious authentic Mexican food where the locals eat!

We are usually leery of eating In hotels but the cardenal which is effectively in the hilton Reforma is a "don't miss". Sadly they only serve bfast and lunch but you could eat enough for lunch you wouldn't need dinner! Try the margarita mamey. Yummy! Ceviche was also excellent and a sizable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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  • Reservations
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new jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We are usually leery of eating In hotels but the cardenal which is effectively in the hilton Reforma is a "don't miss". Sadly they only serve bfast and lunch but you could eat enough for lunch you wouldn't need dinner! Try the margarita mamey. Yummy! Ceviche was also excellent and a sizable portion

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Washington DC
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145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Following the recommendation of our Uber cab driver, we ate here and liked it so much we ended up eating again at another of their downtown locations - the meals both times were outstanding. A refreshing salsa verde provides a base for a surprisingly good mixture with feta cheese sticks and avocados which is brought to the table for 30... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

It is said That The best guarantee to find a good Restaurant is to find It full. That is El Cardenal, specially for breakfast a local favourite. A variety of fresh squeezed fruit juices, an unparalell sweet rolls, Home made tortillas and a Eifell variety on typical Mexican dishes. You would never imagine the richness and options you can find... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Would you like to have good Mexican Food ? This is the place. You can eat all kinds of Mexican food, but always Gourmet food. Yes, indeed, this Restaurant serves the best of the best of the traditional Mexican food. The place is nice, but always crowded. Reservations are only accepted early in the morning, but with a little bit... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The best breakfast youll have when in Mexico city , and since Im Mexican , i dare to say that it could be the best in all the country. Traditional and delicious mexican dishes. Totally worth the wait for a table.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When september comes around I invariably go to this restaurant for their great Chiles in Nogada. This time we were not in the main serving room but in the room at the end of the hall, I enjoyed seeing photographs of building, especially the Alameda Hotel, that sadly disappeared during the terrible earthquake

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Yesterday we had lunch there, we were starving after an early flight. The service was very fast and we were suprised to get not only the regular salsa and tortillas while we waited, but also some fresh cheese and avocado. By the way, the tortillas are hand made. I had a pork and almond stuffed ancho chile with red mole... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is an above average restaurant in the lobby of the Hilton Reforma Mexico City. The selection for lunch was excellent. I had the Grouper with vegetables and it was great. The wait staff was attentive but not overly. Just be sure to pay with cash in pesos. When I received my bill, the amount was stated in pesos with... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When visiting this restaurant you're choosing comfort, parking, amplitude, modern facilities/services and accessibility (highly appreciated features for locals) over colonial architecture, scenic view and outdoor seating (tourism stuff). This of course does not make this restaurant a bad option, service and food quality are way above average, specially for breakfast. Give a try to the specials recommended by your waiter!!!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is not the first time I have been at this restaurant and thought it was o.k. Unfortunately our lunch this time became a nightmare. The waiter sent to our table a "molcajete" which is salsa, cheese and tortillas, even though we didn't ask for it -and of course it was not a courtesy-. As I live in Mexico I... More 

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Rest_ElCardenal, Manager at El Cardenal Alameda, responded to this review
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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Juarez Avenue | at Hilton Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55186632

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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